Why a Section for Writers?

Tips, Insights, Articles & Resources from New York Times & USA Today Bestseller Tanya Anne Crosby

I’ve been in this business nearly thirty years. I sold my first book in 1989 to Avon Books, and have had a blessed career in so many ways. In other ways, it’s been a struggle. But isn’t that the way life works? You don’t get the good without also getting your fair share of the bad. The good news is: Whether you’re a seasoned vet, like me, or a newcomer to the publishing landscape, it’s a whole new world, and there’s never been a better time to be you.
I really don’t believe there’s one true path. We are all in this together. If you’re a writer right now, your decisions will help shape our market and determine the sustainability of our industry. So, if you’re trying to decide whether to stay Indie or go Trad, it’s so important for you to ask yourself the tough questions and determine what you want out of this experience. I love the Indie life, and yes, I believe it empowers writers in ways we were not previously empowered, but I also consider my traditional publishing experience–the good and the bad–to be a source of my strength in this industry. All the editors I’ve had along the way, the friends I’ve made and kept, and the teaching moments I’ve been fortunate enough to encounter.
In this section of my website, I’d like to give back to the writing community by sharing my resources, insights and more. So be sure to bookmark (and please share!) this page!

Tanya Does Babelcube (Part 2)

Still interested in foreign translations? Now, let’s rewind a bit, because up until now, we’ve assumed you already have a translator in mind. If you have no translator yet, and are searching for one, there are many ways to go about this. However, long before you get...

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Foreign Translations (Part 1)

Once upon a time I was terrified of foreign editions. I mean, why wouldn’t I be? Even my agent had a tough time selling these, so what made me think I could tackle them on my own? In fact, even while at the Big-5, translated books would literally fall onto my lap...

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Staying Healthy, Wealthy and Relevant

In the usual fashion for me, when I find myself faced with the notion that “I must do something or else,” nine times out of ten, I am compelled to dig in my heels and say, “uh uh.” This is where I found myself about six months ago, faced with an emerging paradigm...

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Tanya Does Babelcube (Part 2)

Still interested in foreign translations? Now, let’s rewind a bit, because up until now, we’ve assumed you already have a translator in mind. If you have no translator yet, and are searching for one, there are many ways to go about this. However, long before you get...
Read More

Foreign Translations (Part 1)

Once upon a time I was terrified of foreign editions. I mean, why wouldn’t I be? Even my agent had a tough time selling these, so what made me think I could tackle them on my own? In fact, even while at the Big-5, translated books would literally fall onto my lap...
Read More

Staying Healthy, Wealthy and Relevant

In the usual fashion for me, when I find myself faced with the notion that “I must do something or else,” nine times out of ten, I am compelled to dig in my heels and say, “uh uh.” This is where I found myself about six months ago, faced with an emerging paradigm...
Read More

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Indie or Trad?

Having come from a traditional publishing background, I have been asked so many times whether I consider myself Indie or Hybrid. I don’t choose labels, because it necessarily creates a “we vs. them” atmosphere that none of us needs. Currently, I publish through my own imprint, and I also feel overwhelmingly grateful for the publishing experience I have with my current publisher at The Story plant.

 

 

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